I have way too much worsted weight cotton yarn and this was the perfect project to use it with.
I goofed and used a larger needle than suggested so my first coaster (the purple and yellow one) was larger than the others. And even with the correct needle size, mine still ended up a half-inch larger than the pattern/gauge. What can I say? I must knit looser.
But I don’t care. They will be perfect for our house.
This was a fun pattern and used less than a ball of Knit Picks Stroll fingering weight yarn. This Duchess Heather is a rich, royal heathery purple. I probably used a bit more than half. (I so need a scale!)
The finished mitts look rather nondescript until on the hand. The ribbing adds a nice vertical detail.
Since both mitts are the same (no difference between the left and right ones), it’s quite easy to get into the rhythm and finish them quickly.
This is the second time I’ve had to deal with this nastiness. The first time it was a mild outbreak on my face and scalp.
This time it’s on my side/back right around the center of my torso. A certain undergarment is impossible to wear at the moment so I’m staying home wearing very loose-fitting, soft cotton t-shirts. When I move, my left arm is held away from my side to keep anything from touching the red, itching/burning, blistered, extremely painful, angry skin.
To keep my mind off the discomfort, I am knitting a pair of Align Mitts commissioned by a friend. I began the first one on Friday and I just need to bind off the top and finish the thumb.
I don’t think I’ve ever snagged a Q and A before but I couldn’t help it when I read this post by Karen from NothingButKnit.
Her knitting mojo (and mine) is on vacation and she thought this Q and A might help find it. Feel free to answer* regardless of your craft: knitting, crocheting, sewing, painting, photography, or whatever you enjoy…
What technique were you surprised that you enjoyed?
What technique do you want to love but don’t?
What is your favorite item to make?
You’re only allowed to knit with one yarn weight forever. What weight is it and why?
What item that you made is your all time favorite?